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TreSkinRX Night Repair Moisturizer Review

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Updated October 05, 2012

TreSkinRX Night Repair Moisturizer:

A rich, yet non-greasy, night cream. It's gentle enough for the skin even if you're using super-drying acne treatments.

This cream can be used alone, or as part of TreSkinRX 4-step skin care routine. Like all TreSkinRX products, this moisturizer contains aloe vera.

Ingredients:

Pharmaceutical Grade Aloe Vera, Purified Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Safflower Oil, Aloe Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Laureth-4, Jojoba Oil, Soluable Collagen, Polysorbate-80, Carbomer, Triethanolaimine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Lavender

Price:

$36.00 for 1.6 ounces

Where You Can Buy:

This product is only available online from TreSkinRx (manufacturer's website).

Pros:

  • Emollient and highly moisturizing without being greasy or heavy.
  • Super gentle, so it's a good choice for anyone whose skin is irritated, flaking, or peeling from drying acne treatments.
  • Despite the name, you really can use it during the day if you have need for a richer cream.

Cons:

  • If you have ultra-oily skin, you might find it a tad too heavy.

TreSkinRX Night Repair Moisturizer Guide Review:

As I've gotten older, I've starting wanting a richer cream to apply at night. But, as you well know, it's not as easy as just picking up a nice cream at the department store. Rich creams often equal more breakouts. It's tough when your skin is dry and acne prone.

So I was unsure how TreSkinRX Night Repair Moisturizer would work for my skin. The cream itself is incredibly thick and rich, too thick for a pump bottle. It's packaged in a jar, so you get to run your fingers into it before applying (yeah, it's very decadent). So I was surprised at just how quickly it absorbed into the skin. Just a bit of massaging and the cream just disappeared into the skin.

What's more, it didn't feel the least bit heavy or greasy. In fact, it left my skin feeling extremely soft, silky, and super moisturized. But I loved how it felt like I wasn't wearing a cream at all.

Another plus – this cream is incredibly gentle. If you're using a super-drying acne treatment (like topical retinoids, benzoyl peroxide or isotretinoin) this moisturizer might be a perfect fit. It's unlikely to sting skin that's chapped, peeling, or otherwise irritated. And it's definitely moisturizing enough to help soothe that treatment dryness.

And don't think this moisturizer is just for use at night. (Remember, your skin can't tell time!) If you're looking for a gentle, emollient cream for day use, there's no reason why this one can't do double-duty. Just keep in mind that this moisturizer doesn't contain sunscreen, so you'll need an additional product for your sun protection.

Of course, I'm a sucker for aloe vera. I love the stuff. This moisturizer contains copious amounts of aloe vera. It certainly adds to the indulgence factor. But the price is fairly reasonable. Even some drug store brands rival the cost of this cream; many department store brands cost three times as much.

Although it would work for teens, this moisturizer is a better fit for those of us with adult acne. It's rich enough to moisturize the skin but not too heavy, a tough feat for a night cream. And, I have to admit, I do love the way it feels on my skin.

One caveat: it may be a shade too rich for super oily skin. I found it to absorb well and feel light, but my skin isn't extremely oily. If you're unsure how it will fit with your skin, you can purchase trial sizes at the TreSkinRX website to try it out first.

Overall, this is a great night cream for those with adult acne. It's a treat to use such a luxurious feeling cream, knowing it won't aggravate breakouts.

Disclosure: Review samples were provided by the manufacturer. For more information, please see our Ethics Policy.

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